Ties that bind
Phillies caught by Marlins after loss to GiantsPosted: Saturday August 09, 2003 1:28 AM
Updated: Saturday August 09, 2003 2:17 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jesse Foppert took a peak at the opposing lineup card and felt a little better.
Foppert, the losing pitcher in Kevin Millwood's 1-0 no-hitter against the Giants in April, said he thought about that outing before the game.
"The first thing I did was look to see if Millwood was pitching again," he said. "The offense did another great job of getting runs early and making their pitcher work and I was able to pitch out of some jams."
Andres Galarraga also homered for the NL West-leading Giants, who won for the fourth time in five games.
The Giants hit six doubles, equaling the Pac Bell Park record for one team.
Bonds, who hit a three-run homer off Jose Mesa in the seventh, was also intentionally walked twice, giving him 44 this season. He's on pace for 73, which would break his own mark of 68 set last year.
Bonds sent a 3-0 pitch from Mesa into McCovey Cove for his 648th career homer, 12 short of Willie Mays for third on the career list, to give the Giants a 7-1 lead.
"I saw the replay and saw it was a good pitch to hit," said Giants manager Felipe Alou. "Those were the runs that really iced it for us. A 4-1 lead against the Phillies and you don't know -- 7-1 was a different atmosphere"
Foppert (8-8) allowed one run on two hits over 5 1/3 innings as he improved to 3-0 in his last four starts since being recalled from Class AAA Fresno on July 20. He struck out four and matched his season high with five walks.
"He may have walked five but he located well and got of some jams," said Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd.
Randy Wolf (11-7) lasted five innings, giving up four runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts as the Phillies fell into a tie with Florida in the wild-card race. Philadelphia has lost three straight, and four of five.
"My change was cutting in today and they didn't mess around with it," said Wolf. "They punished it. That's a sign of a good team when they don't miss mistakes."
Since pitching a four-hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field on July 23, Wolf has allowed 13 runs in 17 innings.
The Giants beat the Phillies for the 11th time in 13 games at Pac Bell Park.
Galarraga gave the Giants a 1-0 lead with a two-out homer in the second, leaving him five homers shy of 400 for his career.
Jose Cruz Jr. and Marquis Grissom each hit RBI doubles to make it 3-0 in the third after Cody Ransom doubled to open the inning.
Neifi Perez doubled home a run in the fifth to give the Giants a 4-1 lead.
Cruz and J.T. Snow hit RBI singles in the eighth to make it 9-1.
Notes: Giants 2B Ray Durham was placed on the 15-day DL with a
right leg injury before the game. OF Marvin Benard was activated
from the DL to replace him. ... Wolf's double in the third gave him
three of the five two-base hits by Phillies pitchers this season.
... The Phillies lost their first game on the road when the crowd
exceeds 35,000 after winning their first eight. ... Ransom's double
in the third was the first extra-base hit of his career. ... The
Phillies have not won back-to-back games in San Francisco since May
13-14, 1991. ... Giants 3B Edgardo Alfonzo left after the fifth
inning due to nausea. ... Giants RHP Felix Rodriguez was
unavailable for the game because of back stiffness and will likely
miss Saturday's game too.